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10 Intelligent Rom-Com Novels

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Romantic comedy ('rom-com') novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves 'serious' readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit... and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that certainly does not preclude it from being edifying reading.

Here are 10 Intelligent Rom-Com Novels worthy of a place on your reading list:

Bellwether by Connie Willis 

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Resistance Is Futile by Jenny T Colgan

The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien

The Travel Auction by Mark Green

Addition by Toni Jordan

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

One Day by David Nicholls

So, which of these titles will you be adding to your wish list?

Is your favourite intelligent rom-com novel not on this list? If so, share it with us in the comments below.

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